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Old 09-15-2013, 06:26 AM   #41
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"One key way to get better mpg (if you are desparate) is to tailgate semitrailer trucks."
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:16 PM   #42
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Thanks for the link, lots of interesting tips out there. Still trying to get the courage up to turn my car off at hwy speed. When you do that, does it auto start when you put it back in gear? (Like popping the clutch?)
I wouldn't do that honestly, some of the stuff they suggest is a bit extreme IMO
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:07 PM   #43
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Thanks for the link, lots of interesting tips out there. Still trying to get the courage up to turn my car off at hwy speed. When you do that, does it auto start when you put it back in gear? (Like popping the clutch?)
There was a kid around here in a 90s daytona out on interstate he was clickin key on n off tellin his buddies they were outta gas n key stuck off n locked steering wheel at bout 80 mph..he bounced it off guard rail n totaled the car out...thank God no one hurt...
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:13 PM   #44
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There was a kid around here in a 90s daytona out on interstate he was clickin key on n off tellin his buddies they were outta gas n key stuck off n locked steering wheel at bout 80 mph..he bounced it off guard rail n totaled the car out...thank God no one hurt...
Yes, glad no serious injury. I even get nervous the couple of times I shift into neutral and let it coast. Always afraid I will go to far, or go the opposite way and drop it into LOW.
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45mpg at 70+ might be unrealistic. The most I have gotten is 43.1mpg at 55mph on cruise, completely flat road. At 70 I get 37mpg when cruising on the flat interstate.
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45mpg at 70+ might be unrealistic. The most I have gotten is 43.1mpg at 55mph on cruise, completely flat road. At 70 I get 37mpg when cruising on the flat interstate.
Am I correct that these numbers are from a "non mod" car?
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It may be possible but that probably best case conditions. As soon as you have to stop or get into some stop lights thats all out the window...
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It may be possible but that probably best case conditions. As soon as you have to stop or get into some stop lights thats all out the window...
Only looking to achieve on HWY. I get my "avg" will be less. Ford states 37 on hwy, 40 with some hubcaps. So I am thinking 45 is within reach. Car is suppose to arrive this week, so my experiment will begin shortly - I hope! Come on Ford, just load her up and get her out here already!!!

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Old 09-17-2013, 01:10 AM   #49
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WE have a 2006 that we get a reliable 44-45 mpgs hiway at 65 mph. The car is 100% stock with 60,000 on the clock. No special anything. I keep the tires at max pressure as listed on the sidewall and drive a steady speed. I can beat the cruise control for fuel mileage. Learn to coast and to anticipate hills is how to do it. One of the radio guys here had a new one that claimed 45-46 mpgs at 75mpg so it's possible. On these critters I think the tires are one of the most important parts for good mpgs. Keep a premium set on for the mileage. Ours came with Generals. When we swapped to Bridgestone Pole Positions, the mileage went up but ride went down and they were noisy. We're now running Yokohamas and the ride is back, the car is quiet, and the mileage is still there.
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Only looking to achieve on HWY. I get my "avg" will be less. Ford states 37 on hwy, 40 will some hubcaps. So I am thinking 45 is within reach. Car is suppose to arrive this week, so my experiment will begin shortly - I hope! Come on Ford, just load her up and get her out here ready!!!
You have the trim that has the best chance at achieving that, but the EPA estimate is generous to start with.
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